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Laylatul Qadr
10/17/05 at 00:27:55
"As far as determining the Night of Power (Lailatul Qadr) is concerned, it has
been reported to be during one of the odd numbered nights of the last ten days of
Ramadan, i.e. 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th. It has been emphasized that it is most likely to
be the 27th night."

Does last 10 days mean you count the number of days left for fasting or does it mean the
last 10 days of the month?

For example, does the 27th mean 27th of October or 27 Ramadan or 27 days into ramadan?
Re: Laylatul Qadr
10/19/05 at 12:07:12
it means the last 10 days of Ramadan.
as in, the 27th of Ramadan.
Re: Laylatul Qadr
10/19/05 at 17:03:38

If you put together the entire bunch of hadith's concerning Laylatul Qadr, it technically could be on any day of the month of Ramadan. So better do extra deeds as if every day is Laylatul Qadr..... :)
Re: Laylatul Qadr
10/22/05 at 12:25:45

Seeking Laylatul-Qadr - The Night of Power

Source: The works of Shaikh al-Albani and Shaikh Ibn al-'Uthaimin. Compiled
and translated by Abu Maryam Isma'eel Alarcon

The Night of Al-Qadr occurs in the last ten nights of Ramadan during an odd
night (i.e: the 21st, 23rd, 25th, 27th or 29th). However the scholars
differ as to if it is fixed to one of these odd nights every year or if it
changes every year to a different odd-numbered night. Below are the sayings
of two of our great scholars, Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-'Uthaimin and Muhammad
Nasir-ud-Deen al-Albani (may Allah have mercy on both of them).

The Night of Al-Qadr has a Fixed Date

The best night in Ramadan is the Night of Al-Qadr, based on the Prophet's
saying: "Whoever performs the night prayer on the Night of Al-Qadr with
firm faith and while seeking reward, his past sins will be forgiven." [1]

It is on the twenty-seventh night of Ramadan according to the strongest
opinion. A majority of the ahadith comply with this, including the hadith
of Zurr Ibn Hubaysh who said: "I heard Ubay Bin Ka'ab (raa) say when it was
said to him that 'Abdullaah Ibn Mas'ood (raa) said "Whoever performs the
night prayer (every night) throughout the year will achieve the Night of
Al-Qadr." He (Ubay Bin Ka'ab) said: "May Allah have mercy on him, his
intention was that the people not (grow lazy) and depend solely (on just
one night). By the One of whom there is no deity worthy of worship beside
Him, it is indeed in Ramadan. And by Allah I know on which night it is. It
is on the night that Allah's Messenger
commanded us to perform the Night Prayer. It is on the twenty-seventh
night. Its sign is that the sun rises on its following morning bright with
no rays."

In one report this is raised to being a saying of the Prophet
. [2]

[Shaikh al-Albani in his book Qiyam Ramadan (pg.18 -19)]

The Night of Al-Qadr is to be Sought

The Night of Al-Qadr is in the last ten nights of Ramadan, based on the
saying of the Prophet
: "Search for the Night of Al-Qadr in the last ten nights of Ramadan."
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim] And it falls in one of the odd nights more likely
than on the even nights, based on the Prophet's
saying: "Search for the Night of Al-Qadr in the odd nights of the last ten
nights of Ramadan." [Al-Bukhari] And it is closer to the last seven nights,
based on the hadith of Ibn 'Umar (raa) that: "Some men from the Companions
of Allah's Messenger
saw the Night of Al-Qadr in a dream during the last seven nights (of
Ramadan). So the Prophet
said: 'I see that all of your dreams agree that it (the Night of Al-Qadr)
is in the last seven nights. So whoever wants to search for it, then let
him search for it in the last seven nights.'" [Al-Bukhari and Muslim] And
it is also based on the hadith in Muslim from Ibn 'Umar (raa) that the Prophet
said: "Look for it in the last ten nights. But if one of you becomes weak
or is unable, then do not let the remaining (last) seven nights overcome him."

Amongst the odd nights in the last seven nights, it is closest to the
twenty-seventh night due to the hadith of Ubay Bin Ka'ab (raa) who said:
"By Allah, I know which night it is. It is on the night that Allah's Messenger
commanded us to perform the Night Prayer. It is on the twenty-seventh
night." [Muslim]

The Night of Al-Qadr is not specified to one fixed night throughout all the
years. Rather, it constantly changes. So one year it could occur on the
twenty-seventh night for example and on another year it could occur on the
twenty-fifth night, according to Allah's Will and Wisdom. What directs us
to this is the Prophet's
saying: "Look for it (i.e. the Night of Al-Qadr) when there remain nine
nights, when there remains seven nights, or when there remains five nights
(i.e. 21st, 23 rd, and 25th respectively without mention of the 27th)."

Al-Hafidh Ibn Hajr said in Fath-ul-Bari: "The most strongest opinion is
that it is on an odd night in the last ten nights and that it constantly

Allah has hidden knowledge of its occurrence from His servants out of mercy
for them so that they can increase their actions in the search for it
during these honorable nights, by praying, making dhikr and supplicating.
So they grow and increase in the nearness to Allah and His reward. And He
also kept it hidden from them as a test for them to distinguish who amongst
them struggles and makes an effort to find it and who is lazy and
negligent. This is since whoever constantly strives for something, he will
exert himself in his search for it and trouble himself in finding it and
achieving it.

And perhaps Allah discloses the time of its occurrence to some of His
servants through signs and signals, which one is able to see, just as the
saw its sign that he would be prostrating in mud on its following morning.
So it rained on that night and he prayed the (following) morning (Fajr)
prayer in mud.

[Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Saalih al-'Uthaimin in his book Majaalis Shahr Ramadan
(pg.106 -107)]

[1] Reported by Al-Bukhari, Muslim and others from the narration of Abu
Hurairah (raa) and by Ahmad (5/318) from the narration of 'Ubadah Ibn
As-Samit (raa). The addition to it in [...] belongs to him and to Muslim
from Abu Hurairah.

[2] Reported by Muslim and others and it is referenced in Sahih Abi Dawud

10/22/05 at 12:26:32
Re: Laylatul Qadr
10/24/05 at 11:48:24
After reading this the 27th it is still confusing. If you began fasting by the sighting of the moon, it is one night, If you started your fast with a community or another country the 27th would be different.

If you go by the last ten nights. Well, until you actually see the new crescent of Shawwal sp? you really are not sure which was the beginning of the last 10 days.
Re: Laylatul Qadr
10/24/05 at 12:38:10
[slm] I wouldn't just wait on the odd nights, I would inshallah go for all the last ten days.  May Allah(SWT) accept our fasts and deeds. Amin!

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